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    Default One Fly

    ........in order to survive, to feed yourself and your loved ones, you must catch fish. However, you may only have one (AND THAT MEANS ONE!!) type of fly, in one pattern only.

    Don't ask what conditions, don't say it depends on the conditions, you are not permitted any other option than to grab that fly/streamer and go!

    soooo .. which fly would you take along?
    I always wanted to be somebody,but now I realize I should have been more specific.
    Alcohol is the anaesthesia by which we endure the operation of life. GBS

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    I would take a GILLBUSTER ... in Black, Olive, Bue (yes .. BLUE), Cartreuse & Black - mainly on a #10 hook.

    They work on just about any of our fishy friends.
    I always wanted to be somebody,but now I realize I should have been more specific.
    Alcohol is the anaesthesia by which we endure the operation of life. GBS

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    Black Woolly Bugger !
    “Apparently people don't like the truth, but I do like it; I like it because it upsets a lot of people. If you show them enough times that their arguments are bullshit, then maybe just once, one of them will say, 'Oh! Wait a minute - I was wrong.' I live for that happening. Rare, I assure you” ― Lemmy Kilmister

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    Black/Green Fritz... probably size 12

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    I'll go with a bouyant beetle immitation that I can fish on top and below
    "Innocence is a wild trout. But we humans, being complicated, have to pursue innocence in complex ways" - Datus Proper

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    I would opt for a darkish GRHE tied on a TMC 200R, #12. This I can fish as nymph and by doping the thorax, as an emerger of sorts. Makes me wonder what fly was fished by the last winner of the Jackson Hole One Fly Contest.

    By the way, has any of our esteemed forum members used the Fox's Poopah with any degree of success?
    If everybody is thinking alike, nobody's thinking - George Patton

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    Quote Originally Posted by harry View Post
    I Makes me wonder what fly was fished by the last winner of the Jackson Hole One Fly Contest.
    that is what gave me the idea for this posting!!!


    http://www.jhonefly.org/
    I always wanted to be somebody,but now I realize I should have been more specific.
    Alcohol is the anaesthesia by which we endure the operation of life. GBS

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    Olive Wooly Buggers Size 8 Bead Head as Follows

    Tale : Olive Marabou

    Body : 4 strands Peacock Hearl

    Collar: Olive Marabou

    Head : Tungsten Bead

    No Hackle Oh and I'd whack in a rib of copper wire for durabilty
    Last edited by HuckFin; 23-08-07 at 11:08 AM.

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    One fly for Cape Town?.... I would probably go with Eben on this, Size 10 beaded Fritz in Olive with a black tail. Good for the Salt as well.
    Around the steel no tortur'd worm shall twine, No blood of living insect stain my line;
    Let me, less cruel, cast feather'd hook, With pliant rod athwart the pebbled brook,
    Silent along the mazy margin stray, And with fur-wrought fly delude the prey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasper View Post
    that is what gave me the idea for this posting!!!


    http://www.jhonefly.org/
    Yip, had a look at the site. It appears that the Chernobyl Ant and its various and multi-coloured offspring are flies to reckoned with. The Lime Trude and flies tied in the same style also seem to do well.
    If everybody is thinking alike, nobody's thinking - George Patton

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